ERIC Number: ED422224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Issues-Centered Instruction in Teaching International Issues to Low Achieving High School Students.
Rossi, John Allen
This paper investigates issues-centered instruction looks in two ninth grade classrooms composed of large numbers of low achieving high school students. The key principles of issues-centered instruction are described with an examination of the barriers of the approach with low achieving students. The paper reports on two world geography classrooms of low achievers who studied Latin America and the Caribbean using an issues-centered approach. The researcher worked with classroom teachers and planned an eight-day unit on Latin America and the Caribbean based on the principles of issues-centered instruction. Field notes from observations and interviews provided the qualitative data. (Contains 28 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Cincinnati, OH, November 20-23, 1997).